2012 IIHF World U18 Championships
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Dates April 12 – 22
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Champions  United States of America (7 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 31
Goals scored 209  (6.74 per game)

The 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships was the 14th IIHF World U18 Championships and was hosted in Brno, Znojmo and Břeclav, Czech Republic. It began on April 12, 2012 with the gold medal game played on April 22, 2012.[1]

Brno and Znojmo were originally to co-host, but a schedule change became necessary when Kometa Brno unexpectedly advanced to the Czech Extraliga finals, making their home ice unavailable to the tournament on three days.

The United States defeated Sweden 7–0 in the final to win their seventh title.[2] Canada captured the bronze medal by beating Finland 5–4 in overtime.[3]

Top Division[edit | edit source]

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC+2).

     1st place: Team qualified to Semifinals
     2nd-3rd place: Teams qualified to Quarterfinals
     4th-5th place: Teams that played in Relegation round

Group A[edit | edit source]

Most games played at Brno, with two in Břeclav and one in Znojmo.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 United States of America 4 4 0 0 0 18 3 12
 Finland 4 3 0 0 1 15 9 9
 Canada 4 2 0 0 2 17 12 6
 Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 12 21 3
 Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 6 23 0
12 April 2012
16:00
Denmark  1–6
(1–3, 0–2, 0–1)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,236
12 April 2012
20:00
Finland  0–4
(0–0, 0–0, 0–4)
 United States of America Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,509
13 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  8–4
(1–1, 6–2, 1–1)
 Denmark Hostan Arena
Attendance: 1,694
14 April 2012
13:00
United States of America  5–0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 Czech Republic Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 1,857
14 April 2012
18:00
Canada  2–4
(1–0, 1–3, 0–1)
 Finland Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 825
15 April 2012
18:00
Denmark  0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
 United States of America Kajot Arena
Attendance: 435
16 April 2012
16:00
Canada  6–2
(4–1, 0–1, 2–0)
 Czech Republic Kajot Arena
Attendance: 2,093
16 April 2012
20:00
Finland  5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 Denmark Kajot Arena
Attendance: 383
17 April 2012
16:00
Czech Republic  2–6
(0–2, 1–1, 1–3)
 Finland Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,450
17 April 2012
20:00
United States of America  5–3
(0–0, 2–2, 3–1)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,920

Group B[edit | edit source]

All games are being played at Znojmo.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 20 4 12
 Russia 4 2 0 0 2 14 7 6
 Germany 4 2 0 0 2 15 17 6
 Latvia 4 2 0 0 2 11 15 6
 Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 6 23 0
12 April 2012
16:00
Latvia  1–6
(0–2, 0–2, 1–2)
 Russia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 652
12 April 2012
20:00
Germany  1–8
(1–1, 0–2, 0–5)
 Sweden Hostan Arena
Attendance: 723
13 April 2012
19:00
Switzerland  2–4
(1–2, 1–2, 0–0)
 Latvia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 147
14 April 2012
14:00
Russia  2–4
(1–2, 1–1, 0–1)
 Germany Hostan Arena
Attendance: 231
14 April 2012
18:00
Sweden  7–2
(3–0, 1–1, 3–1)
 Switzerland Hostan Arena
Attendance: 353
15 April 2012
18:00
Latvia  1–3
(0–0, 0–1, 1–2)
 Sweden Hostan Arena
Attendance: 395
16 April 2012
16:00
Germany  4–5
(1–1, 2–2, 1–2)
 Latvia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 230
16 April 2012
20:00
Russia  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 Switzerland Hostan Arena
Attendance: 752
17 April 2012
16:00
Sweden  2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Russia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 1,485
17 April 2012
20:00
Switzerland  2–6
(0–4, 0–1, 2–1)
 Germany Hostan Arena
Attendance: 342

Relegation round[edit | edit source]

     Team relegated to 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship Division I
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 8 7 6
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 17 12 6
 Latvia 3 1 0 1 1 11 13 4
 Denmark 3 0 1 0 2 9 13 2

All times are local (UTC+2).

19 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  2–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
 Switzerland Hostan Arena
Attendance: 473
19 April 2012
19:00
Latvia  3–4 OT
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2)
(OT: 0–1)
 Denmark Hostan Arena
Attendance: 202
20 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  7–4
(2–1, 4–1, 1–2)
 Latvia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 847
20 April 2012
19:00
Switzerland  2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
 Denmark Hostan Arena
Attendance: 351

Final round[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Sweden 7  
  A2   Finland 8     A2   Finland 3    
  B3   Germany 0         B1   Sweden 0
      A1   United States of America 7
      A1   United States of America 2    
  B2   Russia 2     A3   Canada 1   Third place
  A3   Canada 4   A2   Finland 4
  A3   Canada 5

All times are local (UTC+2).

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

19 April 2012
15:00
Finland  8–0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 Germany Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 353
19 April 2012
19:00
Russia  2–4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
 Canada Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 525

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

20 April 2012
15:00
Sweden  7–3
(1–1, 2–2, 4–0)
 Finland Kajot Arena
Attendance: 520
20 April 2012
19:00
United States of America  2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 640

Fifth place game[edit | edit source]

21 April 2012
14:00
Russia  4–1
(0–1, 2–0, 2–0)
 Germany Kajot Arena
Attendance: 310

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

22 April 2012
12:00
Finland  4–5 OT
(0–2, 3–2, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,150

Final[edit | edit source]

22 April 2012
16:00
Sweden  0–7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
 United States of America Kajot Arena
Attendance: 2,145

Team Rankings[edit | edit source]

  1. Flag of the United States United States
  2. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  3. Flag of Canada Canada
  4. Flag of Finland Finland
  5. Flag of Russia Russia
  6. Flag of Germany Germany

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Flag of Canada Mathew Dumba 7 5 7 12 +2 20
Flag of Finland Artturi Lehkonen 7 7 3 10 +3 6
Flag of Finland Henrik Haapala 7 4 6 10 +4 2
Flag of Finland Rasmus Kulmala 7 5 4 9 +4 2
Flag of Sweden Sebastian Collberg 6 4 5 9 +1 14
Flag of the United States Nicolas Kerdiles 6 4 5 9 +8 2
Flag of Sweden Alexander Wennberg 6 3 6 9 +2 0
Flag of Canada Kerby Rychel 7 5 3 8 +4 12
Flag of Denmark Kristoffer Lauridsen 5 4 4 8 +4 4
Flag of Sweden Gustav Possler 6 4 4 8 +5 0
Flag of Canada Hunter Shinkaruk 6 4 4 8 +3 6
Flag of the Czech Republic Dominik Simon 6 4 4 8 +2 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Flag of the United States Collin Olson 300:00 116 4 0.80 96.55 3
Flag of Sweden Oscar Dansk 272:47 143 9 1.98 93.71 1
Flag of Russia Andrei Vasilevski 299:20 141 11 2.20 92.20 1
Flag of Canada Matt Murray 419:51 210 19 2.72 90.95 0
Flag of Denmark George Sorensen 276:12 193 18 3.91 90.67 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts Source: IIHF.com

Tournament Awards[edit | edit source]

Best players selected by the directorate[4]


Best players of each team

Best players of each team seleceted by the coaches[5].

Team Players
 Canada Mathew Dumba
Matt Murray
Adam Pelech
 Czech Republic Petr Sidlik
Jakub Vrana
Dominik Simon
 Denmark Oliver Bjorkstrand
Kristoffer Lauridsen
Bjørn Uldall
 Finland Henrik Happala
Rasmus Kulmala
Artturi Lehkonen
 Germany Marcel Kurth
Lennart Palausch
Sven Ziegler
 Latvia Georgs Golovkovs
Teodors Blugers
Rudolfs Kalvitis
 Russia Anton Slepyshev
Alexander Barabanov
Bogdan Yakimov
 Switzerland Lucas Balmelli
Samuel Kreis
Nico Dunner
 Sweden Oscar Dansk
Hampus Lindholm
Sebastian Collberg
 United States of America Seth Jones
Matt Lane
Collin Olson

Division I[edit | edit source]

Group A was played in Piešťany, Slovakia. Group B was played in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, with both tournaments running from April 11 to 17, 2012.

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Slovakia 5 5 0 0 0 30 6 15
 Norway 5 3 0 0 2 22 20 9
 Italy 5 1 1 2 1 17 20 7
 France 5 1 1 0 3 12 19 5
 Slovenia 5 1 1 0 3 12 21 5
 Japan 5 1 0 1 3 14 21 4
Promoted to the top division Relegated to Division I B

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Belarus 5 5 0 0 0 28 9 15
 Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 27 16 11
 Austria 5 2 1 0 2 21 21 8
 Ukraine 5 1 1 1 2 20 26 6
 Poland 5 0 1 1 2 13 30 3
 Hungary 5 0 0 2 3 13 20 2
Promoted to Division I A Relegated to Division II A

Division II[edit | edit source]

Group A was played in Heerenveen, Netherlands, from March 31 to April 6. Group B was played in Novi Sad, Serbia, from March 20 to 26, 2012.

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 South Korea 5 3 1 1 0 17 14 12
 Romania 5 4 0 0 1 25 15 12
 Lithuania 5 3 1 0 1 22 11 11
 United Kingdom 5 1 1 0 3 18 17 5
 Croatia 5 1 0 1 3 8 23 4
 Netherlands 5 0 0 1 4 16 26 1
Promoted to Division I B Relegated to Division II B

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Estonia 5 4 1 0 0 32 17 14
 Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 22 16 9
 Spain 5 2 1 0 2 21 18 8
 Iceland 5 2 0 1 2 23 23 7
 Australia 5 1 0 1 3 8 20 4
 China 5 0 1 1 3 18 30 3
Promoted to Division II A Relegated to Division III

Division III[edit | edit source]

The tournament was played in Sofia, Bulgaria, from March 12 to 18.[6]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Belgium 5 5 0 0 0 48 12 15
 New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 33 13 12
 Mexico 5 3 0 0 2 24 15 9
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 0 3 27 23 6
 Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 0 4 19 26 3
 South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 6 68 0
promoted to Division II B

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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